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Old August 28th, 2008, 12:14 AM
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Wink Civitavecchia Train Station Stairwell

This subject has come up many time and I figure a picture says a thousand words. (Iqnore the lady in the picture, see followed me everywhere on the cruise)
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Old August 28th, 2008, 06:57 AM
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That was nice of you to stop and take the time to get a picture of the steps. The best thing to do is at the train station in Rome ask for the local train that ends in Civitavecchia and you will be on track #1 right next to the station and NO steps.
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Old August 28th, 2008, 10:12 AM
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Here's photos of the free Shuttle bus stop at the port. The bus stop is right in front of The Fort and takes you to the ships.
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Old August 28th, 2008, 10:59 AM
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That was nice of you to stop and take the time to get a picture of the steps. The best thing to do is at the train station in Rome ask for the local train that ends in Civitavecchia and you will be on track #1 right next to the station and NO steps.
I agree, make sure you get the local train which stops in Civitavechia, no steps then.
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Old August 28th, 2008, 11:07 AM
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Yeah, i have done four bags down and then up the steps three times!
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Old August 28th, 2008, 11:53 AM
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corkpopr;we did too,it was awful,and my poor hubby has the worst knees,their were some young men sitting there just laughing at us,could of slapped them.
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Old August 28th, 2008, 04:45 PM
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I did ask about the local train that only goes to Civitavecchia--and that day we did have the steps--so there is no guarantee!!!
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Old August 28th, 2008, 05:52 PM
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I noted many people crossing the lines, rather than using the steps, but it may be a trifle dangerous!
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Old August 28th, 2008, 09:36 PM
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Last year we left from platform 28 and had no stairs to deal with. This year we left from platform 26 and had to travel through the stairwell. I figure there is a track configuration for platforms 26,27,28,29 which I think all go the Civavechia. The other thing I notice was the charge for the two of us going one way from Rome was only 9 Euros. My wife let me know "Why are we doing this". My answere was for the exercise. I have another picture looking down the street in the direction of the "Free Shuttle". You go down the street about 5 blocks and to the right. Tim
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Hi all,

This is my very fist post here.... and my first transatlantic cruise (second in total). This thread is a bit old, but I guess it has not changed a lot in 3 years.

I will be leaving from Fort-Lauderdale on May 2 on Celebrity Equinox, destination Rome. I have many questions in mind, but I have read this thread and would like to ask you about the transfer.

Since I will stay 3 months in Europe, I will carry a heavy luggage (2 suitcases and a carry-on). I am a mature woman and will travel alone.

I can't spend a lot of extra-money, it already seems crazy to have booked that cruise . I called Celebrity this morning, they told me my travel agent call sell me a shuttle from the port to Rome.... for 91 usd . Ninety-one???? I booked a TGV train, sleeping seat, 1st class from Rome to Paris for 65 euros. Are they kidding?

And I have seen this train... is it feasible to carry the luggage from the ship to the train or any shuttle? Celebrity won't offer anything free.

Thank to all experienced cruisers. If you need any info about Paris, I will do my best to help, I am from there (living in Florida).
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The shuttle will drop you about .3 miles from the station, once at the station you may or may not (as previous posts point out) have to deal with the steps (we always have). Once on the train you may or may not get a seat, it just depends. There are luggage racks but they maybe full and they will be away from your seat (convenient for thieves). I think it would be very difficult for a mature woman to navigate all of this with two suitcases and one carry on. We have done it but we only had one suitcase each and we are not yet mature. You will save a lot going via the train but I am afraid it might just about do you in. I would suggest getting a group via your ROll Call and arranging for a group transfer, more expensive but a better option in your case.
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Kirk, who are you responding to ? The last post was in March 2011



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